The finalists for this year’s H&V News Awards have been announced and Rehau’s Smart Plumbing Manifold has been shortlisted in the Domestic HVAC Product of the Year – Components & Peripherals category.
The H&V News Awards celebrate and reward excellence to the most forward-thinking businesses and products and highest achievements across the building services industry. After 25 years, 2019 sees the awards celebrating its silver anniversary.
Rehau opted to put forward its Smart Plumbing Manifold due to its design and purpose. The modular, compact product is said to offer a solution for control of water distribution, designed for use in utility cupboards where space is at a premium. It is reportedly time-saving for the installer as it only takes ‘a matter of seconds’ to install and provides visual checking to ensure it is secure and tight.
The new product is described as a ‘valuable’ addition to Rehau’s portfolio with the construction industry moving towards offsite construction, as the Smart Plumbing Manifold can be installed in a factory and connected onsite swiftly and securely.
Drew Clough, product manager for Building Solutions at Rehau, said: “We’re delighted at the success so far of the Smart Plumbing Manifold and have our fingers crossed it will win gold at the H&V News Awards 2019.
“It really is a game-changer – with its compact shape and size it is more convenient and space-efficient than its competitors, allowing it to be used in tighter spots while leaving more room for other fittings and fixtures.
“Modularity is another key differentiator: thanks to the ability to add and remove connections and ports, the manifold is highly flexible and versatile compared to its competitors. It is also substantially faster than other competitor products available today and also creates a smarter and more secure connection that is unlike anything else in the market.”